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Cs Lewis Beliefs

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C.S. Lewis once said, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” Within the quote, one can understand the Christian views of C.S. Lewis. Many know C.S Lewis as a fantasy novelist who wrote the infamous Chronicles of Narnia (Proquest Learning Literature). However, many don’t know that his other writings reflect his beliefs as a Christian. His vast variety of books allowed him to reach a large audience that ranges from children to the elderly ("About C.S. Lewis") . As an author of religious polemics and allegorical fiction, CS Lewis is considered a brilliant and influential Christian writer of the 20th century. Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast,…show more content…
Lewis’ popularity continues on into today, and many question as to why this is. However, after understanding his character, intellect, and creativity, many will learn to understand why his popularity endures into the modern day time. As a poet, children’s writer, and a popular theologian, Lewis is able to communicate in different areas and connect with a variety of different audiences. Lewis withheld a rigorous and logical mind that was able to reach above and beyond in the world of imagination that he was able to explain in a clear and lucid expression ("The Relevance of C.S. Lewis"). All of this allowed him to effectively communicate theological truth and concepts with his incredible pictures and analogies. His personal experiences of doubt about theism allowed him to empathise those who found it difficult to accept Christianity. Lyle Dorsett, a Professor of Evangelism and Spiritual Formation once said “ Lewis is one of the reasons I’m a Christian. He’s not the only reason. But his writings were very influential. It was also very instructive for me to read his autobiographical work, Surprised by Joy, and to see that our pilgrimages were somewhat similar. There was always a longing. But there was a worldview that was naturalistic and materialistic,but yet being drawn into something that you really didn’t particularly want to be drawn into. I was afraid of becoming a Christian because I was afraid I’d change. And I thought I’d never have fun again. But the opposite was true. He taught me a theology of prayer. He’s the one that instructed me on the basics of faith”
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